Several Women Accuse Brett Ratner of Sexual Abuse

Another Hollywood producer has created a lot of headlines for all the wrong reasons. Filmmaker Brett Ratner was accused by six women of sexual abuse. The six women talked about what happened to them during an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

One of these women, Natasha Henstridge, said that Ratner actually forced her to perform oral sex. The model said that she was 19 when it all happened. She attended an event at his apartment with some friends and fell asleep. The model and actress said that when she woke up all her friends had left and she remained alone with Ratner. She said she wanted to leave, but he blocked the doorway, started touching himself and forced her to perform oral sex.

“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” the actress said. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing,” she added. Ratner was in his 20s when it happened, in the 1990s. Natasha also said that she always carried the memory of this event and had to watch him become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. He denied the claim. A lawyer for Ratner said that no women have accused him of such severe allegations and he never entered settlements on similar claims with any women.

Another woman who accused Ratner, Jamie Ray Newman, said that she met him in 2005 during an Air Canada flight. She said that Ratner changed seats with his assistant to be able to stay close to her. The actress said that after the plane took off, Ratner started to loudly and explicitly tell her about the sex acts that he wanted to perform on her. The actress said that he also showed her nude photos of his girlfriend of that time. “He was graphically describing giving me oral sex and how he was addicted to it,” she said.

The actress also claimed that she told her close ones about the incident because she was extremely shocked. Ratner’s attorney also denied this claim and said that the incident never occurred.

Rachel McAdams Accuses James Toback of Sexual Harassment

Famous actress Rachel McAdams has joined the list of women accusing James Toback of sexual harassment. The famous actress revealed that she was 21 when it happened. According to Rachel, everything happened in a Toronto hotel.

The actress revealed that she was supposed to be there for an audition. However, when she arrived Toback asked her to sit on the floor. “Pretty quickly the conversation turned quite sexual and he said, ‘You know, I just have to tell you. I have masturbated countless times today thinking about you since we met at your audition,'” the actress revealed.

Rachel also said that Toback tried to manipulate her using some questions about her and her career. “How brave are you? How far you are willing to go as an actress? I want to build some intimacy between us because we have to have a very trusting relationship and this is a very difficult part,” he allegedly told her.

Rachel said that she actually was shocked when Toback asked her if he could see her pubic hair. “I just jerked off in the bathroom thinking about you. Will you show me your pubic hair?” she said Toback told her after leaving her alone in the room for a short period of time. The star of course said no. The actress managed to leave the room soon after. “I was very lucky that I left and he didn’t actually physically assault me in any way,” the actress claimed.

However, the time spent in his presence was as difficult as possible. “I felt like I was there forever. This has been such a source of shame for me—that I didn’t have the wherewithal to get up and leave. I kept thinking, ‘This is going to become normal any minute now. This is going to all make sense. This is all above board somehow.’ Eventually I just realized that it wasn’t,” she concluded.

Rachel also said that she never went through such an experience again. She also claimed that she was very naïve and didn’t realize that things could have gotten very bad for her. She also revealed that she couldn’t sleep after this experience.

Selma Blair Talks about James Toback Sexual Harassment

Without a doubt, Hollywood was shaken once again by a new sexual abuse scandal. This time, the film-maker targeted by the allegations is James Toback. And some very famous actresses have raised allegations against him. Among those actresses is Selma Blair, who actually made a shocking statement. The star claimed that Toback threatened to kill her.

Selma revealed during an interview with Vanity Fair that it all happened in 1999. Toback sexually harassed the star and then threatened that he would kill her if she would reveal what happened. Selma said that she just had to speak about what happened to her.

“When he called these women liars, and said he didn’t recall meeting them and that the behavior alleged could not be attributed to him, I just felt rage and an obligation to speak publicly now,” she said. Her statement comes in response to Toback’s claims that he never met or briefly discussed with the several women who accused him of sexual harassment.

Selma said that she had a meeting with Toback to talk about the movie Harvard Man. Selma said that Toback did not come to the meeting, but a hostess told her that he was expecting her in his hotel room. “Against my better judgement, I went upstairs,” the star said. She claimed that he asked her to take her clothes off and to have sex with him. She refused, but Toback asked her to let him please himself in front of her.

“He walked me back to the bed. He sat me down. He got on his knees. And he continued to press so hard against my leg. He was greasy and I had to look into those big brown eyes. I tried to look away, but he would hold my face. So I was forced to look into his eyes. And I felt disgust and shame, and like nobody would ever think of me as being clean again after being this close to the devil. His energy was so sinister,” she said.

Selma went on to say that he made a very serious threat against her. He told her about the story of a girl who went “against” him. He said that “if she ever tells anybody, no matter how much time she thinks went by, I have people who will pull up in a car, kidnap her and throw her in the Hudson river with cement blocks on her feet. You understand what I’m talking about, right?” Selma said Toback told her.

Toback was accused by no less than 200 women of sexual harassment. The scandal broke after allegations of sexual harassment also targeted Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The whole scandal involving Toback emerged after the Los Angeles Times published a report including the testimony of 38 women who revealed that Toback sexually harassed them. The film-marker is now 72 years old. Toback denied all the allegations.

House of Cards Canceled after allegations against Kevin Spacey

Famous actor Kevin Spacey is in the middle of a huge scandal. The popular Hollywood star was accused of making sexual advances on a teen boy. After the allegations, Kevin Spacey apologized and confessed that he is gay. Following the scandal, Netflix decided to cancel famous television show House of Cards, in which Spacey is the main actor.

The producers of the show announced the decision to cancel House of Cards after the allegations emerged, but a source said according to ABC News that they actually made this decision several months ago. The producers made no other official comments for the moment.

The allegations against the famous actor were made by Anthony Rapp during an interview with BuzzFeed News. Rapp claimed that he attended a party in the actor’s apartment back in 1986 when it all happened. At that time Spacey was 26 and Rapp was only 14. The man said that Spacey picked him up, placed him on his bed and climbed on top of him. Rapp revealed that he managed to get away unharmed.

Kevin Spacey did not admit that the event happened, but he did issue an apology. He claimed that he doesn’t remember this story, but apologized if it really took place as Rapp claimed. “I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” Spacey shared in a Twitter message.

However, the famous actor went on to make a revelation. He said that because of this story he decided to address the rumors that have been on regarding his sexuality. The actor claimed that he has had relationships with both men and women, but he now decided to live his life as a gay man. “I my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man,” Spacey wrote.

Lena Headey Was Sexually Harassed by Harvey Weinstein

The number of famous women to bring sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein is growing. The latest star to reveal such a bad experience was actually Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey. The star claimed that she was sexually harassed by the famous producer.

The actress claimed that she felt powerless, she rejected Weinstein and she was threatened not to tell anyone about what happened. Lena opened up about her experience in a series of Twitter posts. The star said that it all happened at the Venice film festival and at a hotel in Los Angeles.

So, Lena first met Weinstein in Venice when she was promoting The Brothers Grimm. The star said that Weinstein asked her to walk with him and she was shocked by his behavior. “At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture. I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked,” the famous actress revealed.

She added that she told Weinstein to get back inside. “I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke, I said something like.. oh come on mate ?!?? It’d be like kissing my dad !! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others. I was never in any other Miramax film,” she said. However, unfortunately for Lena this was not the only experience that she had to share.

She met Weinstein for the second time at a Los Angeles hotel. She said that although she expected it to be a business meeting, Weinstein actually asked questions about her love life and then asked her to go to his room and look at a script.

“We walked to the lift and the energy shifted, my whole body went into high alert, the lift was going up and I said to Harvey, ‘I’m not interested in anything other than work, please don’t think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to happen,'” she told him. The star said that Weinstein was furious and made her feel powerless.

The actress concluded that when she left the hotel, Weinstein told her to not tell anyone about what happened. “Not your manager, not your agent.”

Channing Tatum Refuses to Work in Weinstein Company Movie

Famous actor Channing Tatum has decided to refuse a work project following allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and harassed a series of women. So, Channing will no longer work on a movie about sexual abuse in collaboration with Weinstein’s company.

“The brave women who had the courage to speak their truth about [Mr] Weinstein are true heroes to us,” Channing Tatum said according to BBC. “They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in,” he went on to add. Channing was working with The Weinstein Company at a movie about a boy who had been sexually abused. The actor was both starring in and directing the movie.

“While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy,” he went on add. “This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to. The truth is out – let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all.”

Weinstein denied all the sexual abuse allegations made against him. He did admit that his behavior may have “caused a lot of pain” in the past and apologized. A representative for the famous Hollywood producer said that all the sexual relationships that Weinstein had were consensual.

Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up about Degrading Experience at the Beginning of her Career

There is no doubt in the fact that the whole Harvey Weinstein scandal has made many famous women want to talk about and share their experience. So, several famous women have revealed their own experience with abuse. One of the latest ladies to speak up is Jennifer Lawrence.

The famous actress revealed that she was actually humiliated during the first days of her acting career. Jennifer talked about her experience during her appearance at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event. Jennifer said during her speech that a Hollywood producer asked her to lose a lot of weight for one of her acting roles. The actress also said that another woman was actually fired by producers because she failed to lose the weight fast enough.

“When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks,” Jennifer said. “During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me. We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates,” the famous actress went on to add.

Jennifer was told that she should use the experience as an inspiration. “After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet,” the star explained. Jennifer said that she did not easily accept the demands. She actually complained to another producer that the weight loss demand was not right.

“He said he didn’t know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was ‘perfectly f***able,” she explained. Finally, Jennifer said that she felt there was nothing she could do. So the star decided to go with the demands to help her career, feeling trapped. “I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career,” the actress said.

Jennifer previously also talked about the allegations against Weinstein. The star claimed that although she worked with him, she was not subjected to any form of harassment. She also said that she never heard anyone complain about such allegations.

Kate Winslet Says She Didn’t Want to Thank Harvey Weinstein during Oscars Speech

Famous actress Kate Winslet also had a story to share about Harvey Weinstein. Luckily, in this case it did not talk about allegations of sexual harassment. In fact, Kate decided to reveal now the reason why she decided not to thank Weinstein when she won an Oscar in 2009.

Actually, when she held her winning speech at the Oscars back in 2009 many people wondered why Kate excluded Weinstein from the list of people she thanked. Some believed that she forgot, but that was not the case. During an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Kate said that she actually made the decision to not thank Harvey.

“I remember being told, ‘Make sure you thank Harvey if you win.’ And I remember turning around and saying, ‘No I won’t. No I won’t,'” the actress said. “And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren’t well-behaved, why would I thank him?” she went on to add. Kate and Weinstein collaborated back in 1994 when Kate actually made her debut. However, Kate revealed that it was not the best experience possible for her.

In fact, the star said that Weinstein always reminded her about the fact that he was the one who cast her in her first movie, Heavenly Creatures. “For my whole career, Harvey Weinstein, whenever I’ve bumped into him, he’d grab my arm and say, ‘Don’t forget who gave you your first movie.’ Like I owe him everything,” the actress said during her interview.

“But that’s how he operated. He was bullying and nasty. Going on a business level, he was always very, very hard to deal with — he was rude. He used to call my female agent a [vulgar name for a woman] every time he spoke to her on the telephone,” Kate also explained.

Kate previously praised all the women who decided to speak up about Weinstein’s misconduct. Kate also expressed her support for these women and said that Weinstein’s behavior was “disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong.”

Blake Lively Says she was Sexually Harassed by Male Make-Up Artist

The revelations surrounding the acts of Harvey Weinstein have made other famous women want to reveal their stories, as well. Blake Lively previously revealed that she was never in such a situation when it comes to Weinstein and that she never heard stories accusing him, but she experienced sexual harassment in relation to another man.

While talking to the Los Angeles Times, Blake revealed that a makeup artist sexually harassed her and nothing was done, although she complained about the harassment. “He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger,” the actress said during her interview. “I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me. I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do,” she went on to add.

So, Blake claimed that although she complained about this man’s behavior to the producers, they took no action to stop him. “After three months of complaining, they called me into my trailer and said, ‘We need to talk to you.’ I thought, ‘Well finally, they’re going to do something about this man who I had to have touching me all day.’ And they said, ‘Your dog left a poop behind the toilet in your dressing room and our janitor had to pick it up. And this is very serious and we can’t have this happen again,’ ” the actress said.

Blake said she had nothing else to do than to call a lawyer because she couldn’t handle the situation anymore. That was the moment when the man was removed from the project and Blake no longer had to deal with him. However, the man did receive a recommendation letter. “Our unit production manager wrote him a letter of recommendation because nobody wanted there to be bad blood,” she said.

Although she shared this experience, Blake refused to reveal any details. She claimed that this is something that happens so commonly in all industries that women don’t even think it is assault. “This cannot happen, this should not happen, and it happens in every single industry,” she concluded.

Vin Diesel Talks about Fast & Furious Feud

It seems that famous actor Vin Diesel decided to talk about the feud that has been going on in relation to Fast & Furious. Apparently, the famous actor believes that there is no one to blame in this scandal, so we can surely say that Vin Diesel is not taking any sides.

Vin Diesel also shared a pic of himself and The Rock on Instagram as they were filming together a scene of the popular movies. The whole scandal emerged when Tyrese Gibson started criticizing Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, for delaying the filming for the Fast & Furious 9. Gibson shared a message on social media in which it asked The Rock to stop delaying the project. The movie was announced to be released in 2020.

Allegedly, it is all linked to the fact that a spin-off will be released in 2019, focusing on the fight between the Fast & Furious characters played by Johnson and Jason Statham. It seems that this frustrated Tyrese Gibson, who also stars in Fast & Furious. He accused Johnson of making the franchise about him and claimed that the famous actor was a clown.

Of course, The Rock was not happy at all with this comment. “My goal from day 1 was to come in and create an exciting/fun character for the fans, elevate the franchise and built it out. #HobbsShaw2019,” he tweeted in response to Gibson’s claims. And now it seems that Vin Diesel, who has starred in the Fast & Furious franchise from the beginning, also made some comments about what happened.

“I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault,” Vin Diesel shared on social media. “As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success,” he added.

The famous actor went on to say that the “franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned.” It is yet to see how this scandal will finally end.